The 30-acre site near the University of California Medical Center was once the state fairgrounds. It then became the site of Operation Breakthrough, an ill-starred federal effort to build housing with unique construction materials. The materials, however, failed the challenge. Walls leaked, and mold followed.
This redevelopment project will be handled by Greenfair Village Partners, a collaboration by three development companies experienced in urban projects. It will include affordable housing, for-sale detached housing, and urban lofts.